David Spade shot to fame with his sarcastic, knowing persona on "Saturday Night Live," then expanded his appeal with films ("Tommy Boy") and sitcoms ("Just Shoot Me").
During the early 1990s, Spade became a celebrity by making fun of other celebrities. His "Hollywood Minute" segment on "SNL" parodied entertainment news shows, with Spade zinging stars for their foibles. He was also a memorable sketch player, with characters including a nasty flight attendant who dismissed airline passengers with a surly "buh-bye."
Spade quit "SNL" in 1996 and began focusing on sitcom and movie roles. He costarred with friend and fellow "SNL" veteran Chris Farley in two popular films, "Tommy Boy" — now a cult favorite on college campuses — and "Black Sheep."
In 1997, he joined the ensemble cast of NBC's "Just Shoot Me," where he won new fans for his portrayal of Finch, the sarcastic executive assistant at a snooty fashion magazine. His seven seasons on the show led to a key role on ABC's "8 Simple Rules" (following the death of original star John Ritter) as well as popular commercials for Capital One credit cards.
"The Showbiz Show With David Spade," which returned him to the celebrity-lampoon format, ran on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2007.
As someone who's made a name out of skewering the famous, Spade has said he tries to be philosophical about success: "You can't get a big head about it. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, 'That guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He's horrible.' "